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Yahoo unveils new Bookmarks site to replace MyWeb (Download Squad)

Nov 2nd 2006 7:44PM I imported my del.icio.us bookmarks to my empty "myweb" pages tonight, and found that the same pages had suddenly populated my empty beta.bookmarks pages, so its seems these two services already overlap. Indeed, beta bookmarks has been built to be MyWeb with thumbnails and without sharing, based on this experiment.

New packaging for Vista and Office (Download Squad)

Oct 31st 2006 9:57AM Curious; is the new "Home and Student" discounted edition available to more people than the old "Student and Teacher" one was?

Yahoo unveils new Bookmarks site to replace MyWeb (Download Squad)

Oct 25th 2006 12:14PM Yahoo Bookmarks has been the Yahoo property I have relied upon the most over the years. It is good - and surprising - to see this vintage service getting some serious attention at last.

It looks as if the merger is between MyWeb and Bookmarks, rather than MyWeb and Del.icio.us, though those following the prompt towards del.ico.us from MyWeb ought to find it painless, assuming that del.icio.us getting caching abilities some time soon. It seems odd that after this there will *still* be two Yahoo properties offering such similar services though.

I wouldn't describe Google Bookmarks or Windows Live Favorites as "big guys" in this field. Google's service barely matches Yahoo's original bookmarks service, and Microsoft's offering is good on options but clunky and slow when carrying them out.

So how about Yahoo looking at their Briefcase service next?

Microsoft Agents on the way (Download Squad)

Oct 13th 2006 8:21PM That is a seriously scary picture. The PNG that is, not the overall idea!

Google merges Writely and Spreadsheets (Download Squad)

Oct 11th 2006 12:36PM Writely does have a ribbon-style toolbar now; wonder where they got that idea? ;) Pity the name has gone though. There was something essentially Google-ish about names like Writely and Spreadly, even if they didn't invent it. "Docs and spreadsheets" sounds so... Microsoft-ish. Still I guess that name will go soon too when the inevitable gOffice name becomes official. When that happens there will be another avalanche of publicity for them!

Facebook + Yahoo! = $1 billion? (Download Squad)

Sep 22nd 2006 4:13PM The only slightly odd thing about Yahoo's acquisitions of Flickr and del.icio.us is that they have kept pushing their own competing properties (Yahoo Photos and Yahoo MyWeb) and added the best features of Flickr/del.icio.us to their own branded properties.

PC Magazine puts DLS in top 99 undiscovered (Download Squad)

Sep 8th 2006 10:37AM I just wonder what took PC Magazine so long to see the light? Well done, chaps!

The evolution of the desktop (Download Squad)

Aug 15th 2006 6:02AM Another nostalgia trip for desktops can be found at the GUIdebook - http://www.guidebookgallery.org - an archive of application splash screens, icons and more

Yahoo! Mail Team blogs. Yipee-skippy. (The Unofficial Yahoo Weblog)

Mar 24th 2006 2:38PM Further to my earlier comment, just found that you *can* import emails from your desktop application (Outlook Express etc) via Mozilla Thunderbird, and its extension called Redirect available from http://mailredirect.mozdev.org - It saves the original dates, to and from fields, and as long as you stagger the amount of emails being transferred at any time you can have a folder of archived emails in your Yahoo account to fully replace an existing desktop application.

Yahoo! Mail Team blogs. Yipee-skippy. (The Unofficial Yahoo Weblog)

Mar 24th 2006 9:13AM Gmail also has a third-party tool that imports your email from desktop applications to your web-based Gmail account (called "gExodus"), and I'd dearly love to see this in Y!Mail Beta. If it is to look like a Desktop Application (which it certainly does), this feature would cement that impression.